Florida Homicide and Manslaughter

Criminal Defense Attorney handling First Degree Murder, Second Degree Murder, Manslaughter and Criminal Deaths

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Larry Sandefer is a very experienced homicide and murder defense attorney. He has handled over 20 murder jury trials and defended many more homicides. His experience is unique and vast. Starting out as a prosecutor and rising to the position of a Division Director at the state attorneys office Larry was on-call for homicides in Pinellas County Florida. He was called regularly to the scene of suspected homicide before the scene was touched and advised law enforcement regarding the crime scene and investigation. While at the State Attorney’s Office he was on the homicide response team called out to homicides and also investigating police shootings. This experience was invaluable to him and can be to you or a loved one also.

Larry Sandefer also presented homicide cases to the Grand Jury in Pinellas county for the Grand Juries consideration of whether to bring down an Indictment.

He has been to jury trial on over 20 first degree murder trials and personally handled dozens more homicide cases which were resolved without trials.

These homicide cases included multi-jurisdictional or multi-state homicide or contract killing cases .

There are many defense that may apply to a person accused of murder. They can range from self defense where Florida’s stand your ground law may come in to play. However, a person can claim self defense even if that is not granted upon a motion to the presiding Judge. Self defense also applies to defense of others. Self defense by using a deadly weapon involves the belief by a person that imminent deadly force by another and that belief must be reasonable. Lack of intent to kill is an issue and can be the difference between second degree murder and first degree murder or even manslaughter. Something called transferred intent may be an issue in a murder case as well as defenses available in all criminal cases. Lack of proof, identity, accident, involuntary ‘confessions’ or statements, DNA, and many other facts come in to play in the defense of a homicide charge.

As you can imagine every homicide accusation is extremely unique and must be investigated thoroughly and geared toward the facts and circumstances of that individual case. Experienced private investigators are often critical in defense of murder charges.

Defense of Homicide or murder allegations is not an inexpensive undertaking and someone looking for a homicide defense attorney should talk with and interview several experienced attorneys with experience in homicide defense. Please review the experience and background of Larry Sandefer. All consultations are private, free, and no obligation.

Since each murder case is unique you should also know that Mr. Sandefer is intimately familiar with crime scene techniques and evidence procedures in all types of cases. These include DNA, fingerprints, polygraphs, blood spatter experts, blood analysis, tire tread and shoe mark analysis, strangulation, injection of substances in to the human body, contract killings, police questioning techniques and violation of rights, child witnesses, child hearsay, wiretaps, authorization or wire intercepts, grounds for obtaining search warrants, fourth amendment search issues, and much more. Hands on experience in these areas can be valuable in evaluation and presentation of a defense.

It is important to discuss your case with an experienced Florida homicide defense attorney. Our Initial Consultation is Always FREE. There is no obligation.

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Larry Sandefer – Criminal Defense Attorney

  • Over 30 Years Courtroom Experience
  • Former Lead Trial Lawyer & Division Director
  • Over 5000 Criminal Cases Handled
  • Hundreds of Jury Trials as sole or lead counsel
  • FREE Consultation with Larry Sandefer – Please feel free to contact us with a description of your needs, all initial consultations are free.
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